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Correspondence o* The Journal.
Ottawa, Ont., Dee. 6.The optimism
and patriotism of Earl Grey's Toronto
speech have made a deep impression on
Canadian public opinion. Since his ar
rival in Canada he has been a keen
student of the peculiar problems of the
country, and while careful never to
overstep the limits of his office as gov
ernor general, has time and again
given the dominion the benefit of his
experience as a wide-awake and broad
His advice to Canadians to shape
their national affairs with an eye to
the future, and to lay the foundations
of national stability deep and strong,
was the utterance of a far-sighted
He emphasized the unique geograph
ical position of the country as a con
necting link between Europe and
Asia, and commended the wisdom of
Canada's transportation policv. He
urged the importance of cultivating
the splendid' field for Canadian food
stuffs offered by Japan, China and
FOU AR E WILLING O
E BUSINESS AGEN
EXCITING CAMPAIGN IS ON
Retirement of S. A. Moore from Im
portant Position Leaves Field Open
for Anybody Who Cares to Enter
A. G. Bainbridge Makes Strong Fight
for Place He Filled for Many Years.
Everything points to an interesting
contest in the Painters' union for the
office of business agent for the en
suing year. S. A. Moore, who has held
the position for the last year, has an
nounced that he will not be a candi
date, but there is no dearth of as
pirants to fill his shoes. There are four
men in the field, and this number may
be increased before the nominations
close at the meeting of the union Tues
Those who have announced their can
didacy are A. G. Bainbridge, A. L.
Baker, Lee Lockerby and C. D. New
ton. All of them have been promi
nently identified with the union for
many years and are well known in
labor circles, and all are well qualified
for the place.
Mr. Bainbridge held the place for
about six years, up to a year ago, when
he was succeeded by Mr. Moore. He
has been a member of the union since
its organization, and has been honored
in many ways, having represented the
local at a number of conventions of
the international body and. in local
central bodies. He has also been promi
nent in the Structural Building Trades
alliance, of which he was one of the
founders, and is a man of wide and
varied experience in labor matters.
A. L. Baker is one of the old-timers
in the union. He is a delegate to the
Trades assembly, in which capacity he
has served for many years, and repre
sents his union in the Building Trades
council. Mr. Baker was appointed spe
cial organizer for the State Federation
of Labor last year, and did some of
the best work ever accomplished. He
has been a prominent figure for years
In the conventions of the state federa
tion, in which body he has held im
Lee Lockerby is recording secretary
of No. 186. Hie is conducting an ac
tive campaign. Mr. Lockerby has held
a number of offices in the union.
C. T. Newton is one of the oldest
members of the Painters' union. He is
treasurer of the organization and has
been an active and consistent worker
for the cause of labor.
There has never been an election for
business agent of the Painters' union
In which such general interest has
been manifested as in the present con
test. It is predicted that the vote of
the full membership will be cast.
There is some speculation as to what
Mr. Moore intends to do. He has riot
told anyone, but there is a rumor that
he will be identified with one of the
large painting firms in this city. He
has made good in the office of busi
ness agent, and in his retirement the
organization loses the services of a
The election will take place Tues
dav evening, Dec. 11, at Alexander's
WILLIAMS IS INDORSED
Labor Unions Favor Reappointment of
Labor unions all over the state are
Interesting themselves in Labor Com
missioner W. H. Williams' reappoint
ment. There has been some talk to
the effect that opposition has devel
oped which might succeed in ousting
him from office.
While little stock is taken in this
talk, steps are being taken to dem
onstrate to Governor Johnson that Mr.
Williams has the confidence and sup
port of organized labor, and this move
is taking form in various ways. The
State Federation of Labor is behind
a move to place every labor unionist
on record. Minneapolis Typographical
union, at its last meeting, unanimously
passed resolutions indorsing him.
CANADA STIRRED BY EARL
Sagacious Statesman Bids Canadians to Build National
Foundations Deep and StrongManifest Destiny as
a Connecting Link Between Europe and Asia
Transportation Policy Approved.
TAILORS ELECT OFFICERS\
Organization in Good Trim Because of
Custom Tailors' union, No. 89, held
Its annual election Monday evening at
Alexander's hall, the following officers
being successful: President, C. W.
Baldridge vicepresident, A."
recording secretary, N. E. Johnson
financial secretary, R. Jacobson treas
urer, J. Hendrickson sergeant-at-arms,
J. Anderson trustee, A. Bergstrom
delegates to Trades assembly, P. N.
Wingreen, J. A. Nelson, J. E. E. John
son, A. Homoth and G. Swenson dele
gates to United Union Label council,
G. W. Balbridge, N. W. Martinson, B.
Enckson, A. Siedow and J. Hedelius.
Thru the efforts of a special or
ganizer and the co-operation of the
officers and members of the union, a
steady growth in membership has been
noted, and the organization is in fine
Recognizing the limitless opportuni
ties for the investment of outside cap*
ital in the dominion^ he pointed out
the crying need for cheap labor. He
expressed the belief that an abundance
of capital was ready to come in to
iieyelop the resources of Canada, if
only the necessary labor could be ob
Significant Features of New Tariff.
The complicated nature of the new"
Canadian tariff made it impossible at
first to get at more than its main feat
ures. Now that time has been allowed
for a more careful analysis, the' sig
nificance of some of its details become
Public interest centers largely in the
novel intermediate tariff, and much
speculation is indulged in as to its
probable effect. That it places a pow
erful weapon in the hands of the Can
adian government there can be no
From statements made by members
of the administration in the course of
the budget debate it may be inferred
shape, both numerically and financially,
with candidates being admitted at
Campaign of Education.
A state campaign of education is
being waged by the Cigarmakers'
union. George K. French, general or
ganizer, has completed a tour of Min
nesota towns, visiting among others St.
Cloud, Mankato, Faribault, Rochester
and Winona. In all the places men
tioned there are cigarmakers' unions.
However, the work of Mr. French has
not been confined solely to the cigar
makers. In each town he arranged for
a mass meeting and spoke for the
benefit of organized labor in general.
He reports great success and predicts
ood results from the experiment. Mr.
will spend the present week in
Wisconsin visiting La Crosse, Madi
son and Milwaukee, where the same
plan will be carried out in the way
ot public meetings as that tried in
Minnesota. Upon the conclusion of his
work in the badger state he will go
south for the winter.
Musicians Elect Officers.
The annual election of the Minneap
olis Itlusicians' association was held
last week and the following officers
were chosen: President, R. M. Schu
gens vicepresident, W. W. Sidwell
secretary, F. Mclvor treasurer, C. F.
Kelsey board of directors, C. C.
Heintzemann, J. P. Rossiter, M.
Mathieu, R. A. Lawson, T. Di Georgio,
F. M. Potter and W. Rahn examining
committee, T. Martin', C. T. Erck and
C. Ringwall auditing committee, C.
Herms, M. Mathieu and E. Czerny.
Label Council to Meet.
There will be an important meeting
of the United Union Label council to
morrow evening at Union Temple. Ar
rangements for the anniversary enter
tainment, which is to be held Jan. 8.
will be discussed, and a number of
other things of interest to organized
'labor are to come up. Plans for the
coming year will be outlined, with a
view to awakening interest in the work
i the council.. Election of .officers will
be held in January.
Glass Worker in Town.
T. J. Conboy of Toledo, Ohio, gen
eral agent of the Flint Glass Workers'
Union of America, is in Minneapolis
in the interest of his organization. Mr.
Conboy attended the meeting of the
Trades assembly Wednesday evening
and talked interestingly of conditions
among the glass workers of the coun
try. His talk was aimed particularly
at the trust, which employs non-union
help almost exclusively. Mr. Conboy
will spend a few days in the twin
cities and will visit several of the
larger towns in the northwest.
Unions Will Combine.
Officers of the United Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners are taking
steps to carry out the" instructions of
the American Federation of Labor
relative to the settlement of the con
troversy between the brotherhood and
the Amalgamated workers. President
William D. Huber has sent out a cir
cular to local unions urging, the ob
servance of the agreement to the let
ter, and this action is taken to indi
cate that the trouble of the rival or
ganizations are at an end, and that
consolidation will be realized even
sooner than the time set in the agree
Machinists' union No. 91 will elect officers
Icemen's union No. 221 will give a benefit
dance Thursday evening.
Election of officers will be held Tuesday
evening by Machinists* union No. 477.
The regular meeting of the Building Trades
council will be held Thursday evening.
Tinners in Spokane have just received an in
crease of 50 cents a day, making the scale
$4.50 a day. This gives the roofers the same
J. E. Clark of the Structural Iron Workers'
union, has moved to Victor, Colo., because of
the poor health of Mrs. Clark. Mr. Clark will
work In the mines.
The St. Paul Trades Assembly has decided to
get active in the agitation for lower streetcar
fares, and will co-operate with the city 'council
in an effort to secure a reduction.
J. M. Cumming, general organizer for the
Steamfltters' International onion, who was in
Minneapolis attending the convention, returned
from Duluth and Superior last week and started
on his way to New York.
In the recent referendum vote for officers
of the Brotherhood of Carpenters, John fWahl
quist of Minneapolis got practically the full
vote of the twin city unions for re-election' as
a member of the general executive board.
Karl Poertcer has been elected president of
the Retail Clerks' association. Other officers
are: First vicepresident, O. Bates second vice
president, Miss Mary_ Prior corresponding and
financial secretary, H. A. Lyngaas recording
secretary, J. L. McKay treasurer, Robert Knox.
Delegates to the Trades Assembly will be
elected at the next regular meeting.
"Hey!" yelled the stevedore, "han
dle that gunpowder careful."
"Wat's wrong wid it?" demanded
Finiiegan, who had hold of it.
"Don't you know," replied the
stevedore, "that some of that same
powder exploded last year an' blowed
up ten men?"
"Shure, that couldn't happen now,"
replied Finnegan, "for there's only
two of us here."
In the United States Pharmacobar it
is stated that there are 1,200 species of
cocktail and that 'each species has many
that the idea-is to enter into negotia
tions with the United States, France,
Germany and such other countries as
carry on an extensive trade" with the
dominion, for a~ general or partial re
duction: of their duties against Cana
dian products, in return for a general
or partial application of the interme
diate tariff in their favor.
If this new tariff should come into
operation So. any-considerable extent, it
would of, course have a material ref
lect upon tho British proferences. For
instance, if an arrangement were made
betwea Canada and the United States
by which American goods got the ad
vantage of the intermediate tariff,
many lines of British goods would no
longer be able to compete with those
of the United States in the Canadian
It is worth noting too, that the wide
application of the intermediate sched
ule would have the effect of lowering
the Canadian tariff all along the line
ar result which would not be at all dis
pleasing to the agricultural interests of
Treating with Germany.:
It is stated that the government is
already in negotiation with the Ger
man government with a view to a re
adjustment of the respective tariffs,
and there is reason to believe that Ger
many is mow ready to meet Canada
half way. Under the surtax whih is
maintained under the new tariff, extra
duties are levied on German goods
coming into the dominion, in addition
to those^ imposed by the general tariff.
The surtax has had. the effect of prac
tically driving German products from
the Canadian market. Its effective
ness as a retaliatory measure in fact
suggested the broader and more 'states-
tariff. With the double weapon of the
This Sewing Machine is made for the Hart
man chain of stores only. It possesses all the
latest improvements known to the sewing ma
chine trade. It is absolutely guaranteed for
ten years. A complete set of attachments and
utensils go with every machine. The cabinet
is made of solid oak. The working^ of this
machine is perfect. Hart
man's Special Sale
Terms: $2.50 Cash 60c Weekly.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL/
HARTMAN'S AUTOMATIC DAVENPORT SOFA BEDS.
This Sofa Bed is a marvel at the price. The frame is made of selected, solid
quarter sawed oak. golden finish and in the hand polished mahogany finish. The
design of this bed is particularly pleading, because of the fancy raised carvings.
Ibe spring work is iudestructive full steel construction full spring seat
and back. When back is lowered it proyides a bed with a sleeping surface of 48
inches wide has box under the seat providing a convenient place for bedding
and linens. The upholstering is of the best grade improved French Verona. Hart-
man contracts for large quanlties of these Davenport Beds and is therefore able
fo sell them at the ex
tremely low price of
Terms: $3,50 Cash
Hartman's Library-Case /Special.
It is just like cut, made of solid oak,
quartered oak front, has extra large
French bevel mirror and neat, carvings,
is of superior character in workman
ship and finish. Height 65 inches:
width 31 inches The shelves can be
adjusted to fit any siiee book has
patent 'easy rolling
Terms: $1.25 Cash 50c Weekly.
surtax and the new tariff, the Cana
dian government should have no diffi
culty in bringing Germany to a more
reasonable frame of* mind.
As might be expected, thA new, tariff
has not given satisfaction to the manu
facturing interests of the country The
manufacturers' association has issued
a statement condemning the failure of
the government to afford further pro
tection to Canadian industries, and
pointing out that the intermediate tar
iff, if accepted by the United States,
would have a disastrous effect upon
many Canadian industries.
On the other hand, the agricultural
interests, while their demands for a
lowering of duties has been only par
tially met, are fairly well satisfied with
A Oandian Ambassador at Washington.
In political circles here the suggest
ed selection of a Canadian to fill the
vacant position of ambassador at
Washington,*4which is warmly indorsed'
by several influential English news
papers, has aroused much interest. It
is not seriously believed that the Brit
ish government is likely to adopt such
a radical departure, but it would un
doubtedly give keen satisfaction -to
Canadians. It is felt here that Cana
dian interests enter very largely into
the relations between England and the
United.' States, and these interests have
not invariably in Itfie past been fairly
represented or even understood by
British .ambassadors .at Washington
If a Canadian statesman of the first
rank were selected to represent Great
Britain the United States, it is be
lieved that the result would be bene
ficial to all three countries. It would
enable Canada and the United States
to discuss at first hand the several
points of difference that' have never
yet been satisfactorily adjusted', and
This Morris Chair is made
of selected solid oak. It has
carved claw feet and carved
head on arms. It is fitted
with a patent back adjust
ment, and is upholstered in
the best grade of genuine
Chase leather. Has full
spring seat and back. This
chair makes a beautiful
Christmas gift. Hartman's
Terms: $1 cash $1 Monthly.
This beautiful Ladies' Writing Desk, ex
actly like illustration, made in selected
quarter sawed oak, birdseye maple or
mahogany finish. This desk Is of superior
workmanship and beautiful hand polish
i finish. Has large, ..roomy drawer and
-writing compartment is. conveniently, and
neatly fitted. This desk will be
for one day. but 'all1
week at the very, low,
price of:.:. ...V.**W
Cash and 25c Weekly.
it would strengthen not only the ties
between Canada and the mother coun
try, but between the British empire
and the United States.
Lord Strathcona, who has so effi
ciently represented Canadian interests
at London as high commissioner, would
make an admirable ambassador at
Washington and there is even reason
to believe that Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
one of the ablest statesmen and diplo
mats of the day, would not be averse
to exchange the wearing anxieties of
the premiership for the post of British
ambassador to the United States.
Federal District at Ottawa.
For some time there has been a
strong agitation here for the creation
of a federal district, to include the
Canadian capital and the surrounding
country. At present Ottawa is gov
erned like any other Canadian town by
a mayor and corporation. Under the
constitution the property of the fed
eral government is exempt from taxa
tion, with the result that Ottawa loses
a good half of the revenue to which
it is properly entitled'.
It is argued that if the city were
transformed into a federal district,
by a commission, Sir Wilfrid
auiier's dream of making it the
"Washington of the"north',' would be
in a fair way of realization. As at
Washington, the government here
would bear one-half the cost of civic
maintenance, the citizens paying the
other half. ...The government and parlia
ment 'are already known to be favorable
to-such a scheme, and it rests with the
people of Ottawa to say whether they
are willing to surrender self-govern
The opponents of the project describe
it as surrendering the people's birth
right for a mess of pottage. Its friends
believe that "it, would be the exchange
LEATHER UPHOLSTERED ROCKER.
This is another article which is made under our supervision
according to certain improved methods, which add greatly
to its value. These Leather Rockers have solidly built plat
form, deeply tufted, with fancy front. The filling is hair and
mosB. The covering is superior grade
genuine leather. Hartman's special Sale
price l^PV I
Terms: $3.50 Cash 50c Weekly.
THE PENINSULAR K&SE BURNER.
The Celebrated Peninsular Base Burner, like
cut, has the greatest reputation for durability,
fuel economy and heating capacity of.,any base
burner made. Superbly nickel trimmed with
special process 'of nickel, guaranteed not to
tarnish. Powerful double heating flue. Circu
lar screw draft, is air-tight and controls fire
to a degree. Has" duplex grate and annular
shaking ring. The large self-feeding magazine
is fitted with an automatic gaseeaing
cover. Hartman's Special
Sale Price only
Sunday, December 9, lgtiS.W*^^^^^
of a financially handicapped civic gov
ernment for one that could make Ot
tawa one of the most beautiful cities
on the continent. It has been decided
to submit the question to a referendum
at the next municipal elections. &
MARCONI A SPIRITUALIST
Wizard of the Wireless Will Seek to
By Publishers' Press. ,T::,
Rome, Dec. .8.Guglielmo Marconi
has been converted to spiritualism and
proposes to .attempt a scientific explana
tion of its mysteries. The wizard of
the wireless telegraph has already
formed a theory based on the connec
tion of the phenomena with electric
waves. His conversion was accom
plished by several women members of
the aristocracy, notably the Princesses
Doria, Boncompagni and Dantunni.
SOUP OFF FRENCH TABLES
Like Wine It Falls Into DisuseDoc
tors Condemn It.
Special Cable to The Journal.
Paris, Dec. 8.Wine has been falling
into partial disuse at many a fashion
able table inTSurope, and now soup is
following suit. Doctors denounce soup
as a delusion as far as nourishment is
concerned and tell their patients their
figures will be none the worse if they
let it alone. So women are refusing
consomme and their men companions are
looking more and more askance at a
dish which for centuries has held the
post of honor on the great majority
of French tables in the homes of nobles
and peasants alike.
"The Pilgrim's Progress" has been translated
into 203 languages and dialects.
Holiday Goods on Credit
m||ANY PEOPLE desire to give much better presents than they feel financially able
to. To these people our holiday credit-giving plan proves especially desirable. We
enable people to present gifts that are lasting, and to take their own time in paying for
the articles. You can buy anything you desire to present to your friends and relatives and it
will be delivered at any time you state, and you can pay for the goods on"our most convenient
plan of small monthly payments. We are making a special exhibit of holiday goods throughout
the entire store this week.
Sole Agents in
Terms: $8.00 Cash 75c Weekly.
Parlor Arm Chair.
This handsome Parlor Chair
exactly like illustration, made in
a beautiful mahogany finish with
broad comfortable back, orna
mented with artistic carvings.
Has loose cushions covered with
extra heavy imported French
Verona, secured to the chair
with pretty silk cords and tas
sels. We buy this chair in large
quantities for our 22 great stores
and sell them
at the low price
6 $icai DIU1CB
LANGUAGE S O PAST
??IM Bl HlMM ll
Smithsonian Institute Plans'
Preserve Dying Dialects'
Payments on Holiday Gift Goods
Need not begin until after the articles
Exactly like Illustration. This beautiful
Buffet is made of selected quarter-sawed
oak. Has large linen drawer and lined
drawer for silverware. Is fitted with an
extra large shaped French bevel mirror.
It is handsomely hand carved and has mas
sive claw feet The doors are fitted with
a very handsome pattern frosted glass. It
is beautifully hand polished and of su
Terms: $2.60 Cash $2.00 Monthly.
HARTMAN'S SPECIAL PARLOR SUIT.
Combination Bookcase and Desk.
This case is of our own exclusive design.
It is made of solid oak of beautiful golden
finish and highly polished. Very neat
carvings ornament this case and it is set
with handsome French bevel mirror of
large and handsome shape. This combina
tion desk and bookcase is solidly'' built
from the casters up. It la covered by
our strong guaran-
tee. We offer this
elegant case at
Terms: $1.60 Cash $1.50 Monthly.
This beautiful three-piece Parlor Suit is made under our own
supervision. The frames are strong, well built and have beautifully
carved backs. They are hand polished, rich mahogany finish.
The upholstering is of the best grade of imported French
Verona. They have a full spring seat, are fitted with casters. Buy-
ing these parlor suits in large quantities, made possible by the
fact we are operating 22 great stores, enables
us to sell them at the extremely low
Terms: $3.50 Cash and $3.00 Monthly.
Is covered by
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Dec. 8.Indian lan
guages are so rapidly disappearing that
the Smithsonian institution has under
taken to make a series of talking-ma
chine records of the dialects, songs and
musical chants of the American abori
gines. Altho the phonograph has not
proven entirely satisfactory for this
purpose, because its reproductions were
too mechanical, and the record cylin
ders so perishable, a large number of
records have, been made by this means.
It has now been found that perfect
records may be secured by means of a
new device known as the telegraphone.
The records for this machine, which is
designed primarily for correspondence
dictation and to take down conversa
tion, over the telephone, are made by
magnetic impressions oh a steel wire or
disk. These are practically indestruct
A FEMININE OBSERVATION.
"That Smith girl seems to think her
face veil is a lesson in penmanship.
"What on earth do you meant'
"Don't you notice how when she
puts it on she always dots her eyet
te and of su
Made of selected quarter sawed oak,
fitted with bent glass ends. Has re
movable shelves. la hand carved and
hand polished finish. This China
Closet is extra wide and furnished
with patent casters If desired. Owing
to the fact that we operate 22 store*
we are enabled to sell
them at the extremely
low* price of.
(3 Cash: 50c Weekly.